The Middleman and Other Stories

The Middleman and Other Stories

eBook - 1988
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Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee's protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee's portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the American experiment serves to empower them. Even as she's being raped by her employer, Jasmine, a housekeeper from Trinidad, ponders that she has "no nothing other than what she wanted to invent and tell."
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1988
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780802196347
0802196349
9780449217184
0449217183
9780802136503
0802136508
9780802110312
0802110312
Characteristics: 1 online resource (197 pages)

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